April 30, 2010

White Sox-Yankees series preview

With Robinson Cano playing like he’s on top of the world, it’s hard to imagine the Yankees (14-7) losing, even though they’ll be facing two left-handers against the White Sox (9-13) this weekend.

Both of Cano’s homers and his double off the wall yesterday came off southpaws, proving it doesn’t matter what type of pitcher is on the mound. (Although, he’s never faced a switch-pitcher before.)

But Cano wasn’t the only guy to homer twice yesterday. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko had a pair of jacks yesterday, giving him the league lead with 10.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: White Sox starters Yankees starters
Fri., 7:05 p.m. Freddy Garcia (0-2, 5.82) Andy Pettitte (3-0, 1.29)
Sat., 1:05 p.m. John Danks (3-0, 1.55) Javier Vazquez (1-3, 9.00)
Sun., 7:05 p.m. Mark Buehrle (2-3, 4.68) Phil Hughes (2-0, 2.00)

Players to Watch:
White Sox:
Konerko. He’s by far the most productive player on the White Sox. His .292 batting average, 10 homers and 18 RBIs all lead the team.

Yankees: Javier Vazquez. He’ll be facing his former team on Saturday afternoon. Manager Ozzie Guillen never liked Vazquez, so he’ll be on a mission. (Unfortunately, I won’t be going to the game anymore. Contact me if you’re looking to buy.)

I think Vazquez finally will put it together and Pettitte and Hughes will stay hot. Bring the brooms to The Bronx!

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